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Reflections on the 2020–2021 PCSFN Science Board

President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

The 2020–2021 Science Board was recruited to support the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in its understanding of the science of youth sports as part of the implementation of the National Youth Sports Strategy. When we began our work in January 2020, we had no idea that the youth sports system would undergo such disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This interruption brought the disparities in youth sports access and participation into the spotlight, underscoring the importance of working toward the National Youth Sports Strategy vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.

Check Out the New Consumer-Friendly Handouts Based on the Dietary Guidelines!

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has added 5 new consumer-friendly handouts based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 to our Toolkit for Professionals. The new handouts take a life stage approach and reflect the science-based nutrition guidance in the current edition of the Dietary Guidelines.

Physical Activity Is Good for the Mind and the Body

Increasing physical activity directly contributes to improved mental health and better overall health and well-being. Physical activity has many well-established mental health benefits that include improved brain health and cognitive function, a reduced risk of anxiety and depression, and improved sleep and overall quality of life.

#GetYour60: Implementing the Move Your Way Teen Challenge in Chicago

ODPHP is working with 4 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way ® campaign for specific audiences. Each community is focused on a specific population—teens, older adults, pregnant and postpartum people, or Spanish speakers. Read on to learn how the Chicago Park District is using the Move Your Way campaign to engage teens in their community.